I am typically running around like a nut case trying to get through the day.
Today evening, after a long day, I made a conscious effort to be mindful and be in the moment.
I made some chai for the boys and served it to them.
Then, I went out and sat down to enjoy my cup of chai.
I noticed the evening sun peeking through the trees.
I saw the bees buzzing around the grass and flowers.
I felt the nectar dripping on me from the pink flowers above.
I heard the birds chirping near and far.
I tasted the ginger as I sipped the chai.
I saw the sun setting. It made the blades of grass glisten.
Then, as the moon came out, I saw the lightening bugs flashing by me.
I just sat there.
I couldn’t have normally held myself in the chair for so many minutes.
My instinct would have been to hurry the boys through dinner, catch up on email, and get thru my never ending todo list.
The only reason I sat in the chair and was mindful, was because Lata Ji was with me. She was singing Ae Dil E Nadaan…just for me.
Here is her enthralling voice:
Her voice was so ethereal and although I didn’t understand a word of what she sang…I sat there entranced and absorbed in the evening….with so much joy and not a care in the world.
It was a special evening.
It is one of those evenings that will flash through my memory, as I draw in my last breath.
I hope you had a good evening.